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iOS 7 Activation Lock – Removing an iDevice from a previous owner’s account

Written on October 14th, 2013 | by neluttu

iOS 7 activation lock

You must have heard or read by now that iOS 7 has an activation lock option that prevents any unauthorized person to use / erase / restore an iDevice.

That’s really great, but what if you bought an iDevice that is currently activation locked to the previous owner’s account? You sure can’t use it! Unless, the previous owner removes that device from his Find my iPhone list.

For fun, let’s name the previous owner, “Raul”. If you want to activate Raul’s iPhone / iPad or iPod, you’ll have to contact him and ask him to follow these steps to remove the device from his account:

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iOS 7 Activation Lock

Written on October 10th, 2013 | by neluttu

A great new feature in iOS 7 is the Activation Lock. When you enable Find My iPhone on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 7, the Apple ID and password you use for iCloud is securely stored on Apple’s activation servers and linked to your device. From that point on, your password will be required before anyone can turn off Find My iPhone on your device, erase your device, or reactivate and use your device.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Read the rest


iOS 7.x Phone app contacts bug

Written on October 10th, 2013 | by neluttu

I don’t have and iDevice running an older iOS version, but from what I can remember, the Phone app provided a quick way to get back to your contacts list while you were in the search screen by pressing the lower “Contacts” button in the tab menu.

This option is not available in iOS 7, so if you want to exit the contacts search screen you *must* press the “Cancel” button. To be more clear, here’s a picture explaining what I mean:

I really don’t know why Apple removed this function, maybe the just forgot to implement it? Read the rest


Blocking calls in iOS 7 – the good vs. the bad

Written on October 10th, 2013 | by neluttu

One of the features in iOS 7 that really cought my eye is the call blocking function. Sure it comes a bit late in iOS – Android phones have this function for quite a while now – but it’s good that it’s here now.

You can find this feature in two different places, the first is right in the Phone app, just click on a contact to see its details, scroll down and you’ll see a button titles “Block this Caller”. Read the rest

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